as they were, you know, continuing to improve their season as well, and the whole boston strong, you know, mantra kind of stuck. >> reporter: in six games, boston's team proved its strength, winning the series. >> the boston -- the marathon, you know, all of that stuff, it's bigger than us. >> reporter: in six months, abbott showed the world how strong she is. >> to know that, you know, only six months have gone by, and i'm pretty much totally independent and have, you know, a few different legs that i can use and started running again, you know, i think for me that's -- that's an important success to celebrate. >> all right. abbott is a real inspiration, such resolve. alexandra, joining me now live from the route where the parade has just ended. and it seems as though kind of her attitude is synonymous with so many people there, like you said, whether they were, you know, one of the sox or whether they're simply one of the citizens of boston.